Using EMS Data
The collection and use of data in EMS systems nationwide is key to the improvement of operations, provider safety and patient care. It’s also vital in supporting the efforts of others in reducing death and disability, such as highway safety and public health officials. That’s why collecting, analyzing and sharing data is a critical piece of EMS Agenda 2050’s vision for a people-centered EMS system.
The Office of EMS has a long history of supporting the collection and use of standardized EMS data. Together with its Federal partners, NHTSA continues to innovate, fund and support a variety of efforts, including the National Emergency Medical Services Information System (NEMSIS), a collaborative system designed to improve patient care through the standardization, aggregation and utilization of point-of-care EMS data at a local, state and national level.